Kurt Mills

Senior Lecturer in International Human Rights,
Glasgow University

In this episode of the ACUNS Book Talks Podcast series, Kurt Mills, Senior Lecturer in International Human Rights at the School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow, joins co-host Alistair Edgar to discuss his latest publication, International Responses to Mass Atrocities in Africa, from the University of Pennsylvania Press. Kurt explains his general interest in the subject of human rights, and increasingly the nexus of human rights and international justice related to situations of mass atrocity crimes. Examining four case studies – Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, and Darfur – he addresses his own variant of ‘R2P’, in this case ‘R2P3’ (the responsibilities to protect, prosecute, and palliate), and discusses the dilemmas that these responsibilities can create as they may not always be complementary. The podcast concludes with Mills’ thoughts on what his analysis implies for the roles and responsibilities of states, humanitarian actors, and the United Nations.

Additional Resources
International Responses to Mass Atrocities in Africa Responsibility to Protect, Prosecute, and Palliate
Kurt Mills Blog
Twitter: @KurtAMills

About Kurt Mills
Kurt Mills joined the University of Glasgow in 2004. He received his BA from Hampshire College (1988), and MA (1990) and PhD (1995) from the University of Notre Dame. He previously taught at The American University in Cairo, Mount Holyoke College, James Madison University, and Gettysburg College, and served as the Assistant Director of the Five College Program in Peace and World Security Studies at Hampshire College. His main teaching and research interests are in the areas of international organizations, human rights, refugees, and humanitarianism. His regional area of interest is sub-Saharan Africa, and he has conducted research in the Great Lakes region of Africa.